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See also: Pemberton Township, New Jersey
Pemberton, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Pemberton
Center of the borough
Center of the borough
Pemberton Borough highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Pemberton Borough highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Pemberton, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Pemberton, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated December 15, 1826
Area
 • Total 0.602 sq mi (1.560 km2)
 • Land 0.585 sq mi (1.515 km2)
 • Water 0.017 sq mi (0.045 km2)  2.88%
Area rank 541st of 566 in state
39th of 40 in county
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,409
 • Estimate (2015) 1,383
 • Rank 518th of 566 in state
37th of 40 in county
 • Density 2,408.7/sq mi (930.0/km2)
 • Density rank 255th of 566 in state
13th of 40 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08068
Area code(s) 609 exchanges: 726, 894
FIPS code 3400557480
GNIS feature ID 0885346
Website www.pembertonborough.us

Pemberton is a borough in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,409. reflecting an increase of 199 (+16.4%) from the 1,210 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 157 (-11.5%) from the 1,367 counted in the 1990 Census.

Pemberton was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 15, 1826, within portions of New Hanover Township and Northampton Township (now known as Mount Holly Township). Pemberton became an independent borough c. 1894. The borough is named for James Pemberton, a property owner in the area.

It is a dry community, where alcohol cannot be sold, as affirmed by a referendum in 1980.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.602 square miles (1.560 km2), including 0.585 square miles (1.515 km2) of land and 0.017 square miles (0.045 km2) of water (2.88%).

Pemberton is an independent municipality within the boundaries of and completely surrounded by Pemberton Township, making it one of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 797
1880 799 0.3%
1890 834 4.4%
1900 771 −7.6%
1910 797 3.4%
1920 800 0.4%
1930 783 −2.1%
1940 906 15.7%
1950 1,194 31.8%
1960 1,250 4.7%
1970 1,344 7.5%
1980 1,198 −10.9%
1990 1,367 14.1%
2000 1,210 −11.5%
2010 1,409 16.4%
Est. 2015 1,383 −1.8%
Population sources:
1870-2000 1870-1920
1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,409 people, 581 households, and 403.8 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,408.7 per square mile (930.0/km2). There were 642 housing units at an average density of 1,097.5 per square mile (423.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 74.38% (1,048) White, 15.26% (215) Black or African American, 0.21% (3) Native American, 3.26% (46) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 3.12% (44) from other races, and 3.76% (53) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.70% (179) of the population.

There were 581 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 33.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.1 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.5 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $65,568 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,899) and the median family income was $74,773 (+/- $17,679). Males had a median income of $44,750 (+/- $5,830) versus $46,406 (+/- $8,202) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,399 (+/- $6,078). About 2.8% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,210 people, 470 households, and 316 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,034.5 people per square mile (791.8/km2). There were 513 housing units at an average density of 862.6 per square mile (335.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 78.43% White, 12.73% African American, 0.66% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 2.73% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.60% of the population.

There were 470 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,063, and the median income for a family was $48,500. Males had a median income of $34,911 versus $25,474 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,909. About 7.2% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 8.81 miles (14.18 km) of roadways, of which 4.99 miles (8.03 km) were maintained by the municipality and 3.82 miles (6.15 km) by Burlington County.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service in the township on the 317 route between Asbury Park and Philadelphia.


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